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Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore Auditorium on 1969-11-07

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Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore Auditorium on 1969-11-07

Topics Live concert

Morning Dew, Hard To Handle, Casey Jones, Mama Tried, Me & My Uncle, Cold Rain & Snow, Next Time You See Me, High Time, Good Lovin'-> Drums-> Good Lovin', China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Dark Star-> Cryptical Envelopement-> Drums-> The Other One-> Cryptical Envelopement-> Turn On Your Love Light

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore Auditorium
Location San Francisco, CA

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD > MR > DAT > CD > EAC > CDWAV > Cool Edit Pro Noise Filter > SHN > CDR
Transferred by Seth Kaplan


The following info from Deadlists:

The tape in circulation was edited, probably off 1st generation cassette copies of the master reels, possibly onto DAT. There are splices before and after Mama Tried, Next Time, and Good Lovin, and songs are probably missing in these gaps.

According to DeadBase IX they played Hard To Handle and Casey Jones after Morning Dew; Me & My Uncle and Cold Rain & Snow after Mama Tried; and High Time after Next Time You See Me.

It is impossible to tell from the circulating tape whether this show had one Dead set or two. If there were two sets probably Good Lovin concluded the first.

Known flaws:

On the circulating tape the Uncle John's jam breaks off, cutting back to Dark Star at 1:45; 20 seconds to 2 minutes of jamming must be lost here.

Missing Me & My Uncle, Cold Rain & Snow and High Time which are listed in DeadBase.

Editing Notes:

This show was originally received by me on CD-R with a presumed lineage of Master Reel > DAT > CD-R. Deadlists however, lists the show as having a probable cassette generation prior to the transfer to DAT. (See above).

Like 11.08.69, there was a constant repetitive audible clicking in the left channel which was quite noticeable during the quiet and low passages throughout the show. I wanted to clean up the audio as much as possible by reducing or eliminating the clicking but not at the expense of the quality of the existing audio. Noise reduction was not an option, as the unanimous experience and opinion of most folks who have tried it indicate that the resulting artifacts result in worse problems than what's attempted to be corrected in the first place. I decided to try a noise filtering tool available in Cool Edit Pro and Cool Edit 2000 which analyses audio samples and actually filters out clicks and pops under a variety of settings. After experimenting around with a few different available levels and settings within the program, I was able to apply the filtering tool to the quiet and low passages on each wave form for the tracks comprising the show and either eliminate entirely or reduce the loud audible clicking to a barely audible few light intermittent ticks here and there. I used the filtering very sparingly, as for a majority of the show, the clicking was not a problem due to the audio remaining at a level which was loud enough for it not to be heard. I did find though that if the filtering was applied beyond a certain point or with one too many passes on a specific audio passage, that the audio would be negatively affected. So basically, this procedure was done carefully and sparingly without compromising the integrity of the underlying audio. After editing, a few very light nearly inaudible ticks are present on a few soft passages, but all of the initial audible clicking has essentially been eliminated.

Additionally, the track ID's were in error throughout much of the show, so I ran the .wav files through CD WAV and split the tracks at the appropriate places. This was done prior to the noise filter edit described above. I burned an audio copy of the show after the track ID editing was completed but before the noise filtering editing was applied. Accordingly, if anyone else out there wants to try their hand at this on an unedited copy, I have one available. Anyway, I'm pleased with the results of the noise filter editing and find the result to be quite a significant improvement over the original unedited version of this show.

This is also the most complete version of this show that I'm aware of as it includes Hard to Handle, Casey Jones and the COMPLETE uncut Turn On Your Lovelight patched in from an alternate SBD source, none of which are included in earlier more commonly circulating versions of


Reviewer: hrsauertieg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 12, 2010
Subject: One of these days I'm gonna cut you into little pieces!
I'm enjoying this audio stream quite a lot but I just wanted to comment on the number of tracks; why can't Good Lovin' be one long track including the drum interlude & jam? When you're streaming this the music stops at inopportune moments, usually at a very important musical moment!!! I guess it's a little late to complain about this, but I can't see any reason to chop extended tracks into tiny fragments just because there's a one-minute "China Cat Jam" in the middle of a longer track (note: I'm using that as an example). If you wouldn't play it by itself then it shouldn't be a separate track! My 2 cents. As for this recording, it sounds GOOD.
Reviewer: beantown_adc - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 2, 2009
Subject: My...Sharona!
OK, so I finally figured out what the 3-chord riff in the middle of this Dark Star (starting @ ~ 16:30) and the 11/02/69 Family Dog one reminds me of. It's The Knack's 'My Sharona'. I shit/slip you not/knot -- give it a listen. Who knew that an 80's era one-hit wonder would channel an insouciant little nothing from Bobby from a decade before....
Reviewer: Chris U. - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 20, 2008
Subject: The Other One -> Lovelight
This is a good one ... it's almost 1970 after all. Just hit the Other One -> Lovelight and kiss your face goodbye. The Pig is on organ for both, I think, and the drums are wailing.

It's a great board, same mix as 2-13-70 essentially, with a touch more audience (a lot of perfectly placed screams and whistles).

Rock on.
Reviewer: Li Zongren - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 18, 2008
Subject: This show is Absurd!!!!!
Hahaha, i pissed my pants listening to the tunings, haha, the star spangled banner was rediculous, as was the 250 cylces track, which you can here crazy screams from the audience....who were obviously really fucking turned on by the molecule that night :). It's great to hear the tuning segments, this show is fuckin classic!
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 15, 2008
Subject: 5 Star Recording, 5 Star Show
Eat, drink be merry and listen to THE GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the love.
Reviewer: familiarfan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 26, 2006
Subject: Hold on
That's one of the shortest(yes), but most intense Hard to Handle's on the planet.
The jam in Good Lovin' is forever rising with energy.
I don't download anything currently but I did do a download of that.
Reviewer: jeffsetz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 17, 2005
Subject: worthy download
This is sweet stuff. A bit sloppy('69 style) but well worth the disc space. Disc 2 is primo Dead. There's a painful cut in Dark Star but it doesn't take away from the power of the performance. Lovelight is classic Pig. Sound quality is great, considering the vintage. Check this show out. Many of these downloads from this era far surpass(quality-wise) many of the cassette versions we all collected back in the pre-internet days. I always try to keep that in perspective when listening to and grading the recordings. Gotta love modern technology!!
Reviewer: DanK - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 15, 2004
Subject: Sloppy but notable
More stuff that doesn't work than normal, but definitely not run-of-the-mill. Never really gets off the ground.
BUT -- the short track titled "Uncle John's Jam" which is really just part of a middlin Dark Star features a (likely) improvised riff that 5 years later would become Slipknot!
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